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With Wallmart Rejected????

by we can work Friday, Apr. 09, 2004 at 9:46 AM

The best thing to ever happen to a city is to have Wall Mart rejected.

It means small businesses stay open, communities fight together, but where do we go from here?

Where are you gonna go if you're poor and need stuff? Target? K-Mart? What kind of stuff will you buy? Harmful surfactants? Poisonos pesticide food? GMO's?
Whole foods is great, but in laymens terms, it should be called whole wallet. That's what you leave when you walk out.
So where can our working class heroes sustain and clean their homes for a fair price that doesn't include future Earth damage?
Marketing is a tool of the man. However, when Wall Mart falls, we see the hands of the people. They have been marketed to also. Someone has them believing small businesses keep more money in the community. That someone is right. A smaller Wall Mart type facility, independantly or employee owned and with all Eco-responsable merchandise,, would do just that.
It's not really Wal Mart's concept that is to blame, co-op's were based on greater purchasing power that Wall Mart has. It's their employee and business practices, their shoddy merchandise, and their reputation for NOT giving back that we are adamantly against.
Wall Mart could, by revising it's modus operandi, become something we really want in our communities (highly unlikely they will change though.)
Regardless, someone needs to open a chain of Eco-Mart's.
It's high time we not only won the battle of keeping Wall Mart out, but of bringing something better in for our working poor.
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business and community more rational Friday, Apr. 09, 2004 at 10:22 AM
Investors react, stock crashes A Friday, Apr. 09, 2004 at 5:35 PM
In a free market, consumers decide who stays in biz, not black commie 'leaders' what a shame Friday, Apr. 09, 2004 at 7:08 PM
bribes? more rational Friday, Apr. 09, 2004 at 10:19 PM
Boycott Mal Wart A Saturday, Apr. 10, 2004 at 4:11 AM
Boycott Walmart? Fick Tiscious Saturday, Apr. 10, 2004 at 4:16 AM
Wal-mart redux Wal-ker, Texas Plumber Saturday, Apr. 10, 2004 at 2:12 PM
ya potato head Sunday, Apr. 11, 2004 at 12:24 PM
please learn economics blue Sunday, Apr. 11, 2004 at 9:30 PM
Oh yes. Learn economics on an anti-capitalist website Wal-ker, Texas Plumber Monday, Apr. 12, 2004 at 12:26 AM
OneEyedMan KPC Monday, Apr. 12, 2004 at 3:53 AM
wages more rational Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2004 at 3:50 AM
Wal-Mart sells it anti-commie machine Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2004 at 6:22 PM
Wal-ker, Texas Plumber Chuck Norris Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004 at 4:13 AM
OneEyedMan KPC Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004 at 7:27 AM
Wal-Mart Good? 1Planet1People Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004 at 11:35 AM
Wal-Mart Good? 1Planet1People Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004 at 11:49 AM
Keep the change Walker, Texas Plumber Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004 at 12:18 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Thursday, Apr. 15, 2004 at 7:36 AM
Another sidekick delivered Walker, Texas Plumber Thursday, Apr. 15, 2004 at 9:07 AM
Another comprehensive rebuttal by Walker Barney Thursday, Apr. 15, 2004 at 3:52 PM
Walker, Texas Plumber Chuck Norris Friday, Apr. 16, 2004 at 3:53 AM
OneEyedMan KPC Friday, Apr. 16, 2004 at 6:16 AM
Wal-Mart isn't cheap in the bigger scheme of things Teka Friday, Apr. 16, 2004 at 7:47 AM
"God is not a democrat!" Walker, Texas Plumber Friday, Apr. 16, 2004 at 1:42 PM
I trust people to make a decision. teka Saturday, Apr. 17, 2004 at 4:45 AM
Walker, Texas Plumber anti-moron Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2004 at 4:09 AM
Misguided Frustration! Fred Howard Wednesday, Jun. 02, 2004 at 10:31 PM
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